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NAFLD Risk Higher in Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Key clinical point. Physicians caring for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa should be aware of the link between the disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Major finding: Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa had a 600% higher risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, compared with controls.

Study details: A case-control cohort study of 70 individuals with hidradenitis suppurativa and 150 controls.

Disclosures: No funding or conflicts of interest were reported.


Durán-Vian C et al. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2019 Jul 1. doi: 10.1111/jdv.15764.